Manufacturing Engineering

As the United States continues to compete in global markets, the need for manufacturing engineers who can design, build, operate, and manage competitive production systems has never been greater.

Excellence in three-dimensional design and production—especially knowledge of quality CAD, CAM, CNC machining, and robotics—remains critical as industries strive to reduce labor costs, increase productivity and profitability, tighten performance standards, and improve quality.

The certificate program educates students in the latest technologies through a hands-on, industry-based curriculum, and contributes to the formation of future leaders in manufacturing engineering.

Program of Study

The certificate requires four courses:

  1. Two core courses: required
    • ME-0110 Manufacturing Processes & Materials Technology (3 SHUs)  (previously numbered ME-0125)
      • **ME-0125 will not be offered in the 2019-2020 academic year. Students should take ME-0116 - Mechanics of Composite and Heterogeneous Materials to fulfill this requirement.
    • ME-0130 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0180) or ME-0134 - Robotics (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0184)
  2. Two elective courses from the following:
    • ME-0102 - Statistical Quality Control (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0108)
    • ME-0114 - Theory and Applications of Polymer Materials and Processing (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0127)
    • ME-0116 - Mechanics of Composite and Heterogeneous Materials (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0123)
    • ME-0126 - Computer-Integrated Engineering (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0130 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0180)
    • ME-0134 - Robotics (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0184)
    • ME-0144 - Micro/Nanofabrication in Practice (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0146 - Micro-Fabrication & Design (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0177 - Finite Element Methods in Engineering Systems (3 SHUs) (previously numbered ME-0129)
    • CEE-0188 - Building Informational Modeling (4 SHUs)

Course numbers/titles are subject to change. Descriptions are available on SIS.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Labs

Certificate students may interact with emerging technologies to design, build and test at the Mechanical Engineering Department's Bray Lab.


Please see the Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition rates.

Certificate Faculty Advisor:

Professor Anil Saigal, 617-627-2549